Say YES! to Life Swims Say Yes! to Life Swims: Discover the Joy of Swimming

Discover the joy of swimming

Joyful Swimming

It’s not a race, it’s an Escorted Open Water Swim

Come feel the joy! That’s what open water swimming is all about. Swimming with us will slash your triathlon times and increase your confidence. Whatever your passion, there is an Escorted Open Water Swim to delight you in 2017.

What a fun excursion and glorious day of swimming!

— Cynthia, 2015

Exciting Escorted Swim Adventures in 2017

We’ve scheduled the events and will open registration soon. Feast your eyes on these eight amazing swim adventures and SAVE YOUR DATES!

**THREE Wednesday Evening Open Water Swims

Start your summer off right. Choose distances of .5 mi or 1 mi. Register for all three and save.

5/31 and 6/7, 6:30-8:00 pm in Lake Washington, South Seattle;

6/28 at Alki Beach, West Seattle.

**Tubby Trout 5k Open Water Swim

This event has been a favorite of swimmers for four years. 6/25 in Lake Washington, South Seattle. A great way to prepare for the Fat Salmon Race in July.

**Pontiac Bay Challenge

Choose from scenic 1.2 or 2.4 mi distances. 7/29 in Lake Washington, North Seattle. Perfect preparation for triathlons, including IronMan.

**10k Invitational Open Water Swim

For swimmers who want to challenge their bodies, minds, and souls. Acceptance conditional on experience. 9/16 in Lake Washington, Seattle.

**Saltwater Swim Series

An incredibly fun day in the Salish Sea. Choose from distances of .5 mi, 1 mi, or 1.75 mi. Register for all three and save.  9/24, Snohomish County.

**Sixth Annual Awesome Alki Open Water Swim

Finish up this unique ocean swim with fish and chips around the bonfire! 10/07, Puget Sound, West Seattle.

Say Yes to Life! Swims is the Northwest’s premiere source of open water swim adventures. Since 2011, we’ve been building a world in which all swimmers experience accomplishment, exhilaration, and camaraderie.

“I would never have done open water swimming without your Excursions, Guila! You got me comfortable in a deep dark lake.
Priceless, thank you!”

— Stella, 2014

Learn more about Escorted Open Water Swim Adventures

Your passion is infectious. Thanks for creating this company.
— Helen, 2015

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Meet Guila Muir, Your Swim Excursion Leader

Training and Experience

  • Certified USMS Swim Coach
  • 10-time crosser, Alcatraz to San Francisco; Portland Bridges Swim 2015 (11 miles), Bridge to Bridge Swim 2013 (10k), all non-wetsuit
  • Year-round “skin” Puget Sound swimmer
  • Red Cross CPR and AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • Presenter, Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (2014)
  • Moderator, “Women in the Open Water” International Panel, Seattle WA 2017
  • Masters of Adult Education and CEO, Guila Muir and Associates, LLC